MCM as a Community School

MCM as a Community School

A Community School is a proven strategy for student success. A Community School is both a place and a collaboration between the school and other community resources. This approach integrates focus on academics, services, supports and opportunities, leading to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Nicole Holmes outlines the 8 characteristics of a “Community[…]

Protecting the Vulnerable in Malawi

Protecting the Vulnerable in Malawi

[Reprinted from http://www.pccaroundtheworld.com/2017/08/08/protecting-the-vulnerable-in-malawi/, by Rachel Parker] Avisha’s first time to Africa was in 2005, before she was married to Ken Mpemba.  Growing up in Hong Kong and then moving to the United States when she was seventeen, Avisha met Ken at PCC, when she was working at the Swim and Gym program and he was a[…]

Young Men’s Project

Young Men’s Project

To better equip the boys at MCM for future employment our team launched the Young Men’s Project this summer.  The program includes mentoring to provide guidance and nurturing to develop strong leaders in their homes and communities.   In addition with the help of local men the group is taught vocational and business skills; learning to craft household,[…]

On A Quest

On A Quest

When you meet 20 year old Stella Fombe you know this young woman is driven.  She is small in stature but stands out in a group.  It is not just her physical appearance, with long braided extensions and a bright pink fleece jacket that makes you stop and listen but her big smile, giggle and[…]

What Can You Promise an Orphan?

What Can You Promise an Orphan?

After returning from a two week project at MCM and in surrounding villages this past June, Binghamton University student, Jennifer Wapiski-Moordian, wrote in her blog post “at the farewell ceremony with the staff and students of MCM, I made my promise to do everything in my power to return again next year. I want to continue to build the[…]

Education Initiatives

Education Initiatives

One of MCM’s goals is to provide the 150+ orphans we serve with resources needed to be successful in their education.  This includes providing meals each day, uniforms and shoes, school fees for the government programs, educational supplies and tutoring.  Additionally, 70 students in preschool to Standard 4 attend MCM Academy, offering smaller class sizes and higher-quality[…]